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May 30th, 2012
Climbing Mt Kenya

Mr Munro has been scanning more of our print photos into digital format. Today I’m going to share some photos from our trip to Kenya.

It’s quite strange finding a mountain in the tropics, but Mt Kenya is definitely a mountain and a challenge to climb. We almost made the top, but the weather closed in during our final push to the summit. It’s difficult to walk when it’s raining and the mist closes in and obscures vision.

Mt. Kenya Base Camp

This is me at base camp. I can’t believe how skinny I am here!


Vertical Bog, Mt. Kenya

While climbing Mt. Kenya you have to navigate a vertical bog. It’s quite hard work jumping from tuft to tuft. The vegetation is unusual too, and it made me think of alien planets. I’m the second person back with the red on my coat.

Mr. Munro, Vertical Bog

Mt Kenya vegetation

Mt Kenya

Mt Kenya, camp after vertical blog

I don’t like this photo of me, but Mr Munro said I should add it to show how high the second camp was, nearer the top of the mountain.

Me on Mt Kenya

We had an awesome time during our Mt Kenya visit. It was tiring and definitely hard work climbing the vertical bog but very rewarding once we made camp. It’s a pity we didn’t make the top, but it was still fun. A great experience to tick off the bucket list.

Do you think you’d like the challenge? Do you like walking or trekking?

13 comments to “Climbing Mt Kenya”

  1. Brinda
      · May 30th, 2012 at 3:08 am · Link

    The vegetation there is simply beautiful. That’s cool that your dh is scanning photos. I wish I had the time to do that.

    • Shelley Munro
        · May 30th, 2012 at 1:24 pm · Link

      It’s taking him ages, but it’s great revisiting all these old photos.

  2. Savannah Chase
      · May 30th, 2012 at 5:55 am · Link

    Oh wow. The view is amazing. I always love to see all the pictures you post from all of your travels.

    • Shelley Munro
        · May 30th, 2012 at 1:25 pm · Link

      The scenery was so different after seeing grassy plains and animals for weeks.

  3. Angela B
      · May 30th, 2012 at 10:47 am · Link

    I can enjoy a nice walk. Climbing a mountain? Not so much. This looks like quite the adventure.

    • Shelley Munro
        · May 30th, 2012 at 1:25 pm · Link

      I’m not sure I’d be fit enough to tackle a mountain now, but I still enjoy walking.

  4. Mary Kirkland
      · May 30th, 2012 at 11:21 am · Link

    I love the pictures. I used to hike with hubby at red rock and Mt. Charleston but the osteoarthritis in my knee’s has gotten pretty bad and I can’t walk as well as I used to. I love seeing pictures of other’s doing these thing though.

    • Shelley Munro
        · May 30th, 2012 at 1:27 pm · Link

      It’s rough when the body starts to let us down. Hubby was teasing me a couple of days ago when I was complaining about a sore back. I told him we needed to go back to Thailand to get some Tiger Balm. It’s good stuff!

  5. Maria Zannini
      · May 30th, 2012 at 1:08 pm · Link

    I loved to hike and climb. Unfortunately, my bad knee won’t let me do either anymore. I can still trek my six acres but only because I know I can go back in the house when it starts to hurt. :)

    • Shelley Munro
        · May 30th, 2012 at 1:28 pm · Link

      That’s a good point. Stuck on a mountain it’s not so easy!

  6. Tania.F.Walsh
      · May 30th, 2012 at 4:27 pm · Link

    What an exciting adventure… I loved the images. It must have been gorgeous there:)

  7. Heather
      · May 30th, 2012 at 10:04 pm · Link

    I like walking, and I bet the view from up there is amazing, but I think I would have some difficulty breathing at that altitude.

  8. Alison Stone
      · May 31st, 2012 at 9:25 am · Link

    Impressive. I am in awe of adventurous people. I love to walk, but mostly around my neighborhood or in close proximity to a coffee shop! :)